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Nonbinary Biden Energy department trailblazer charged with second airport luggage theft

Sam Brinton, deputy assistant secretary of spent fuel and waste disposition in DOE's Nuclear Energy Office, was charged Thursday in theft of suitcase at Las Vegas airport. The official was already on leave after being charged previously in a similar case at Minneapolis airport.

Published: December 9, 2022 10:24am

Updated: December 9, 2022 7:14pm

The trailblazing gender-fluid Energy Department official who allegedly stole a woman's suitcase from a Minneapolis airport has now been charged in connection with the theft of luggage from a Las Vegas airport.

Sam Brinton, deputy assistant secretary of spent fuel and waste disposition in the department's Nuclear Energy Office, was charged Thursday with felony grand larceny in the alleged theft of a suitcase valued between $1,200 and $5,000, according to records obtained by Fox News.

Brinton was recently placed on leave in connection with the earlier incident in Minnesota. The official was charged in that case with felony theft of a woman's Vera Bradley suitcase valued at $2,325 from a baggage carousel in the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport on Sept. 16.

Brinton has admitted taking the suitcase but claimed it was taken by mistake, even though the official hadn't checked a bag before the flight, according to court filings.

Video surveillance footage reportedly showed Brinton removing the tag from the bag and leaving the area.

As reported by Just the News in February, Brinton has a controversial personal life as a gender-fluid LGBT+ activist, drag queen and "pup" fetishist.

Brinton's annual salary is $178,063, which ranks in the top 1% of federal salaries, according to information obtained by The National Pulse through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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